Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hi friends!  I'm taking part in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today.  You never need to ask me twice to make a coffee themed project!  {grin}  The hop link up list is over on Amy Tsuruta's blog, so head on over there for all the hop details, awesome sponsor list of prizes and to see everyone's coffee-lovin' projects. Many of the participants (including myself) are offering blog candy for commenters, plus there are some Super Sponsor prizes (including a Verve GC) up for grabs for participants who link up their cards to the link list.  So why not make a little coffee (or your favorite hot beverage) inspired creation and link it up?


The Viva la Verve challenge this month is a One Sheet Wonder template that I designed for making card sets.  I love to have a few coffee gift cards on hand to give to friends and neighbors we happen to see during the holidays, so I made this little card set to go along with the gift cards.





My card set uses one sheet of 6 x 6" paper from the Season's Greetings pad by Echo Park and some neutral cardstock.  Red and aqua are a favorite holiday color combo for me.  This paper has a nostalgic flair that reminds me of Christmas Eve's past spent with my grandparents and their 1950's style decorations. Fond memories, indeed.


For this set of cards, I used the Holiday Treats stamp set and coordinating Cup of Cheer Die Set from Verve.  Each circle is stamped in soft sky ink with the three sizes of snowflakes in the set, then I added the sentiments in early espresso or cherry cobbler ink.  The mugs and java cups are stamped in cherry cobbler and one in old olive and die cut.  Each background panel was embossed with a Darice snowflakes embossing folder and I sponged all of my paper layers with some vintage photo ink for an aged look.


My embellishments include my all-time favorite Christmas embellishment... jingle bells!  Gold cord, linen thread and seam binding make for the perfect way to tie these on, then I added some little wooden hearts and stickles to finish things off.


That's all about the cards, but there's blog candy for a lucky commenter as well!

Comment for a chance to win:
Just leave me a comment and you'll be in the prize drawing to with the following treats:  Verve Stamps Holiday Treats stamp set, Cup of Cheer and Coffee Word dies, Pink Paislee Snow Village 6 x 6 paper pad, aqua, red, cream and gold spools of ribbon, and  a bag full of jingle bells!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to head on over to Amy's blog for all the fun deets!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Season's Greetings (Echo Park), cream (Neenah)
Ink; early espresso, soft sky, old olive, cherry cobbler (SU!), vintage photo distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Cup of Cheer Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), snowflakes embossing folder (Darice), Classic Cricles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), jingle bells, thread, cord, seam binding, wooden hearts, Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)

129 comments

  1. Oh, I love your cards, Julee! I have got to make time to play along with that template today. Please enter me in the drawing. I would LOVE to win all those amazing goodies!!

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  2. I hope you don't mind if I case both the layouts and the color scheme! And the coffee theme! BEAUTIFUL set of cards!

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  3. What a beautiful set of card. Just gorgeous.

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  4. LOVE these sweet cards! I happened to use this same Verve set for my coffee card.

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  5. There are so elegant cards, I love all!!!

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  6. Oh, these are totally sweet and ever so CUTE!!! Love!

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  7. Oh, these are so pretty Julee! Love the sweet little tags, the dry embossed and sponged background (gives a nice and warm feel to your cards).

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  8. Oh I just love the colors you used for these cards!! The jingle bells are so fun, too. Love the layouts! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. Wowza, what beautiful OSW cards!! Thanks for being a prize sponsor for our hop and for fun blog candy!

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  10. What beautiful and elegant cards!

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  11. Wow these cards are amazing such a beautiful and elegant cards, awesome. Thank you for being a sponsor on this bloghop and that awesome blog candy.

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  12. Oh my word, Julee, these are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colors and bells :) Thanks for being a sponsor for the hop! xoxoxox

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  13. These cards are so fun and would make a great card to stick a coffee gift card in for a coffee lover.

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  14. Awesome creations! Thanks so much for being a sponsor for the blog hop!

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  15. Julee! You're awesome...not just one gorgeous card but four!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much for being a Super Sponsor♡

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  16. Each one of these cards is just so pretty! I love how you've highlighted some smaller images as well. I always struggle with how to fill up the blank space, but I love how you've let that shine.

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  17. What a lovely set of cards and fabulous design on each!! The colors just pop and fabulous blog candy!

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  18. Ok, now Julie, I am going to have to go out and buy some jingle bells. These cards are fabulous. I kept looking at the cards trying to decide which one I liked best, but I couldn't. I kept coming back to your second card though something about it was very appealing. Thank you so much for being a sponsor for this hop.

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  19. What a beautiful set of cards! And gorgeous stamp set! And thanks for being a sponsor for the hop! Merry Christmas!

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  20. What a stunning collection of cards. Love the images, colors used, and especially those jingle bells on them!!! Thank you for being a sponsor of the hop!

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  21. Oh my golly goodness, what a fabulous prize!!! And the cards....kinda of have a retro feel. Love the bells too! Thanks so much for being such a great sponsor! momtojeb at gmail dot com

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  22. Gorgeous cards - love the embossing and the layers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  23. gorgeous cards Julie! Love everything about them!

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  24. Wow! A whole set of holiday cuppa joes?! You're ambitious and these cards are divine! THANK YOU for being such an amazing sponsor of this hop.
    bexcruger at gmail dot com

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  25. These are gorgeous, Julie! So pretty!
    Thank you for being such an amazing sponsor of this hop.
    I used Verve stamps on my card for the hop too. :)

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    1. Thanks Kristie! Your teacups card is so fun... makes me want to go ink up One Cup right now! Thanks for flashing some Verve! :)

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  26. Love how simple easy they look to make!

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  27. Fabulous cards and prize! I love the colors and simplicity. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  28. I love the glitter accent in the mug and the jingle bells. Beautiful job!

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  29. I LOVE these cards. They are so pretty AND so fun at the same time. That coffee cut is too cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Omygosh...cute, love the details...the cups the sentiment...everything....awesome as always....great job, love the sponsorship for the blog hop.

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  31. Wow these are so beautiful, love all the colors & details
    thank you for the chance to win some amazing goodies

    thank you for being a hop sponsor

    http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/

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  32. What gorgeous, elegant cards you created. Every one is simply perfect and frame worthy.

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  33. Oooh! Love all those fabulous cards! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  34. JULEE!!! I'm a huge fan of 'one sheet wonders' at my house!! Love your set... very beautiful!
    =] Michele

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  35. Love how you used the VLV one sheet wonder design for these adorable cards. Thanks so much for sponsoring and for this lovely blog candy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your cards, and the colors you used are so fresh with the white background. Always enjoy your posts! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  37. oh I love all these!!!!! what a fun set!!! thanks for being a super sponsor <3

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  38. What a lovely gift idea. I love all the white space on your cards with those beautiful touches of PP. TFS.

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  39. such a lovely batch of cards!!! WOW!!!!

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  40. Love your cards and enjoy reading your blog posts . Thanks for the One Sheet Wonder instructions earlier in the week. Great idea and use of paper. This set would make a great gift, love the colors!

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  41. Beautiful cards! Love the color palette and the printed paper you used.

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  42. gorgeous cards love those bells !

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  43. Your cards are gorgeous! Also, thank you so much for a chance to win some goodies.

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  44. Oh my goodness...so love!!!! Thanks for the chance to win (although I've used the coffee die on my project, so I've got that one covered).

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  45. I am in love with those mini cups and your cards are stunning. new follower here :) thanks for sharing

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  46. Great set of card you have created! Love white&red!

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  47. Love the colors - blue with the red and those multi-colored jingle bells are adorable! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  48. I just LOVE all your cards! They all look so beautiful all put together like this!

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  49. Awesome set of cards. I love how you used the same elements to make 4 different and unique cards. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  50. Absolutely gorgeous cards! What a generous prize - that will be one lucky girl to win all those goodies!

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  51. Oh my goodness...in love with your designs! Each one is stunning! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  52. I love your cards!!!! Those little cups are the cutest!

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  53. Oh, Julee - what awesome cards!! Love the OSW idea. THanks for t he inspiration.

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  54. These cards caught my eye right away - love it! Usually one sheet wonders look so blah but not these and I'm eager to revisit the idea :)

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  55. AMAZING designer cards and sponsor prize, MY oh MY!!!!

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  56. These are all absolutely fabulous! What a great idea for Christmas cards!

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  57. These are really great cards. I do like this new stamp set with all the neat mugs & cups. Fun sentiments.

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  58. Oh my, these are beautiful! Love that you added bells - such a fun touch! Those little coffee cups are adorable!

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  59. I love that cute little cup! what great designs on all of these lovely cards!

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  60. These cards are just stunning!! I have the templates all printed out and sitting on my desk waiting to play along. Mine will never look as good as yours, but it sure will be fun.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! Can't wait to see what you create with the templates!

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  61. So beautiful! Love the papers and the delicious color combinations!!!

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  62. Beautiful cards!! Love coffee theme stamps!!!....Gina F

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  63. Beautiful cards and an awesome blog hop. Love the 1 sheet wonder.

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  64. These cards are fantastic and I love that one page sketch challenge you posted last week or so and even printed it out so I could save it. My coffee blog card is made with one of your phenomenal stamp sets and dies!!!

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    1. Thanks Celeste! Can't wait to see what you create with the One Sheet Wonder template. Going to check out your coffee card now. :)

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  65. Oh my word! What a fabulous set of cards and I love that you get 4 cards from 1 piece of 4x4 paper, so economical. Thank you for offering such a wonderful prize.

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  66. What a spectacular collection of cards! Seriously they are amazing! Thanks so much for your generous giveaway! I LOVE those stamps and well everything!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  67. I love the vintage tone of these cards and yet you managed to keep it modern with the layout--love!

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  68. oh these are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  69. Oh your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. I have several of your sets and love them!

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    1. Thanks Beth! So glad you're enjoying your Verve sets!

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  70. Hooray! I made it! We had our Christmas Concerts at school today (I am a teacher) and it was a long but successful day! Sorry I am late to comment. Love the creamy background, Julie...it is so pretty embossed with snowflakes and the one sheet wonder theme is very cool! I need to wrap my brain around it when school gets out for holiday break!! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I appreciate it! I am enjoying my Verve stamps!
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  71. Fantastic set of cards!!!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  72. Fabulous cards! Love your colors! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  73. Ohh wow... Your cards are so gorgeous and elegant... Thanks for sharing :)

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  74. Gorgeous, love the distressing with the ivory and all your embellishments in classic colors. Super prize package, thank you for sponsoring!

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  75. Hey girl! I love your cards. You never cease to amaze me -creating cards AND stamp sets along with taking care of the boys? You are super woman! Fabulous blog candy too! Hugs!!

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  76. Fabulous cards! THey have such a vintage feel to them and love the styles! Thanks for sponsoring the hop and what great blog candy too!

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  77. greats cards, they were all super elegant

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  78. oh - wow - wow - wow - wow - wow!! These cards are so awesome! The design - the colors - the jingle bells - all wonderful! And the blog candy is fantastic. TFS!

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  79. Your cards are just fabulous! ...thank you for being a sponsor...

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  80. Oh my...these are just so so sweet.

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  81. Elegant cards, Julie, love the colors and the papers you used! thanks for sponsoring the blog hop and Happy Holidays!

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  82. Wow! I love these! I am going to have to go check out that template.

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  83. Oh my these are so gorgeous Julie!! I just love the texture you've achieved with your designs! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  84. Great cards. I like the embossing folder with the cards it adds a touch of elegance.

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  85. These cards are stunning! TFS and for the hop!

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  86. Oh, this is one of my FAVORITE stops, your cards are amazing, i am following you! THANKS for the wonderful chance to win this fantastic prize also! nance459 at yahoo dot com

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  87. Jingle bells!! I love that you used them on the cards, what fun to have a card that jingles. The colors are lovely and the cards turned out beautifully.

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  88. Love all four cards, my favorite is Have a Cup of Cheer!! Just love that sentiment with the tiny little mug!

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  89. Great cards, I love those little bells.

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  90. Oh Julee, these are just gorgeous cards...love the colours and tiny bells :-) Cheers Robyn

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  91. Love your cards. I have to give this one sheet wonder a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  92. Beautiful set of coffee lover cards! Love the color scheme and pretty patterns on each one!

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  93. WOW your set is BEAUTIFUL. LOVE those colors. Thanks for sharing.
    I have to say your VLV One Sheet Wonder challenge is soooo addicting...
    I am working on my forth set.
    AND I used that embossing folder on some of my cards, too. lol.
    {I entered 3 hop cards using your sweet Holiday Treats stamps and Cup of Cheer dies} {273, 275, 276}
    Thanks for being a sponsor.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  94. oh, my! Your card is simply stunning!!!!!!!! It has the simplicity with stylish look!

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  95. AWESOME creations, Miss Lady!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  96. I adore all of your cards! Beautiful! Thanks for being a sponsor! XX

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  97. Your set of cards is gorgeous! Love the stamps you used! Thank you for sponsoring this fun blog hop! And thank you for the candy as well! Would be so happy to win your yummy goodies! fitkitty1@gmail.com

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  98. Awesome Cards!!! I am so impressed with your blog, and your art!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this incredible prize!!! I would like to win for creating cute projects!!!
    libelula.gold@gmail.com

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  99. Gorgeous card & FABULOUS giveaway! THANK YOU :) I used your gorgeous stamp set on one of my hop cards here http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/coffee-lovers-holiday-blog-hop-thanks.html

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  100. Julee, your cards are amazing. I love the Holiday Treats stamp set, the coffee word die and the cup of cheer die. I love coffee and hot chocolate so these products are up my alley--would love to win them. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

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  101. What absolutely gorgeous cards! And your prize is truly fabulous -- thanks so much for sponsoring!

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  102. Jingle bells are my favorite Christmas embellishment and I love how you used them in the cards! Beautiful!

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  103. OMGoodness Jules, I love these!!!

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  104. These cards are all beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration.

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  105. Your set of cards is beautiful and the little jingle bells are adorable, Julee!

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  106. What gorgeous cards!! I love the textured background and the colors you used with these beautiful stamps!

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  107. Wow! Fabulous set of cards. the little bells are such a nice touch and I LOVE that color combo.

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  108. oh wow!!! your set of cards is just STUNNING!!! i LOOOOVE the use of the patterned papers, especially with the distressed edges!! so clever, and such a big impact! but that dry embossing on the base of the cards -swoon!!! so pretty and elegant!! i am floored!! these are amazing!

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  109. Gorgeous card set! Love the design as well!

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  110. beautiful set of cards! love the textures and layering!

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  111. Oh my, I have a friend that these cards would be perfect four. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Love them all!

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  112. Just what I am looking for...how cute are these
    Jeannine

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